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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
127,096 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. intake manifold replacement (1 reports)
  3. replace intake manifold gasket (1 reports)
1997 Chevrolet Lumina engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet Lumina Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 192009

Lumina 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


Was trying to decide if I was going to fix the car or not. Based on what I have read here, I think I will try and sell the car as spare parts.

- , Erie, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 012006

Lumina LS 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,566 miles

This was the second time this happened to me. The first repair only lasted 2.5 years and 29k miles! I sold the piece of junk after this and warned the buyer about this problem. The cooling system also never worked very well even though much money was spent on it. Please steer clear of this lemon as you'll spend huge amounts of money to keep it running.

- , Riverton, UT, USA

problem #2

Dec 012003

Lumina LS 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,817 miles

This engine is one to stay away from, as no mechanics would even warranty the repairs on this car with this problem. Poorly engineered piece of crap!

- , Riverton, UT, USA

problem #1

Apr 032007

(reported on)

Lumina 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 212,000 miles

vehicle is leaking coolant lower manifold intake gasket needs to be replaced

- , Porter, IN, USA

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